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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by Anne View Post

    From clinical experience I see the opposite—the lower the SES the less water and the more other beverages a person drinks
    Good call, no doubt there is a positive correlation between soda/candy/junk food and low SES.

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  • burritos
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    If you have kidney stones then yes a lot a water helps prevent them. But my contention is that kidney stones are often from excess uric acid and oxalates as opposed to shortage of H20. Dogma purports that uric acids comes from purines from meats, but I believe(which I acknowledge is not the same thing as truth) that seeds are high in urates(so grains and hence ubiquitous). Also hepatic processing of fructose(and etoh) produces a lot of uric acid. Oxalates are found in grains and vegetables. Unlike uric acid, oxalates have no physiologic purpose for the human body.

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  • DamageInc
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    Originally posted by Anne View Post

    From clinical experience I see the opposite—the lower the SES the less water and the more other beverages a person drinks
    Agreed. Hence my surprise that so many in here seem to not drink much water.

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  • Lordosis
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    Originally posted by Anne View Post

    From clinical experience I see the opposite—the lower the SES the less water and the more other beverages a person drinks
    Lots of Monster , Redbull, and Mt. Dew.

    I do not get it from a purely economic point of view either. I never bought one so maybe I am missing something but it appears they are a couple bucks a can. I guess that is cheaper than a $4-5 Starbucks coffee but my coffee costs between 0.10-0.40 a cup depending how I make it.

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  • Anne
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    Originally posted by DamageInc View Post
    Is there an inverse correlation between net worth and drinking water? I've never seen such a large anti-water drinking cohort.

    Fwiw, I drink anywhere between 8-14 cups of water daily and feel noticeably worse when I drink less. However I can freely drink and use the bathroom anytime during the workday so that is not a limiting factor.
    From clinical experience I see the opposite—the lower the SES the less water and the more other beverages a person drinks

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  • K82
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    Previous kidney stone. I drink 3L a day pretty religiously. The pain from a kidney stone can do that to a person. Also, I weigh 160 lbs and exercise regularly, nothing tastes as good to me when I'm thirsty than water.

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  • NumberWhizMD
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    When I'm not pregnant, I drink a ton. When I'm pregnant (currently ready to pop), I can't drink enough on top of my usual.

    I tend to be pretty active, and notice a huge difference when I'm not drinking as much water. I avoid most caffeine (looking forward to my one cup of coffee post-pregnancy...haven't been able to tolerate this whole time). I do drink alcohol occasionally when not pregnant, but can't have much or feel the effects. I've started doing more electrolyte solutions instead of just straight water, as I feel like I get more bang for my buck. This is especially helpful on the days when I am more active, as I just can't seem to get enough fluids.

    Pre-pregnancy I would guess I drink a minimum of 80-90oz daily, in addition to eating a mostly plant-based diet (i.e. getting water from my foods too).
    Pregnancy, I don't feel good unless I'm getting 100+ per day (and will drink quite a bit during the night to make up for what I don't get in during the day).

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  • DamageInc
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    Is there an inverse correlation between net worth and drinking water? I've never seen such a large anti-water drinking cohort.

    Fwiw, I drink anywhere between 8-14 cups of water daily and feel noticeably worse when I drink less. However I can freely drink and use the bathroom anytime during the workday so that is not a limiting factor.

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by pierre View Post
    I don’t strive for any specific fluid intake. I drink milk > kombucha > water. Gave up soda 3 or 4 years ago.

    burritos, do you eat one meal a day or do you only restrict your fluid intake?
    When I work. It’s both.

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  • pierre
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    I don’t strive for any specific fluid intake. I drink milk > kombucha > water. Gave up soda 3 or 4 years ago.

    burritos, do you eat one meal a day or do you only restrict your fluid intake?

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  • Lordosis
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    6am coffee
    7am coffee
    10am coffee
    noon 24oz water (Cool but not ice legobikes )
    2pm coffee
    2-4pm coffee or hot tea sometimes
    Dinner Diet iced tea or soda
    After dinner I do not usually drink much but it is usually water if anything just because I many be thirsty. Couple/few times a month we have evening drinks.

    Coffee is all black without sugar same for the occasional tea

    On days I work out or bike in the morning I have an extra 24oz of water at 7-8am.


    I do not strive to do any of this. It is just the pattern I have fallen into. I find on weekends when busy I forget to drink all day until I get the caffeine withdrawal headache in the afternoon.

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  • Hatton
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    I know that I am far removed from biochemistry but I do not recall learning about the "free water cycle". Did you discover this Burritos?
    FWIW I consume liquids all day. I start with 2 cups of coffee and a diet coke. I love LaCroix lime and key lime water. I used to drink a lot of diet Lipton citrus green tea but the pandemic seems to of effected its availability.

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by wideopenspaces View Post

    Hahaha no I pee like twice a day- first thing in the morning and bedtime. Not drinking a lot of liquid is a real time saver;-)
    Interesting. After prolonged zone 2 exercise I have to go #1. Same is true if I’m cold for a prolonged period of time. I know, TMI,
    but I always thought it was due to free water byproduct from fat metabolism.

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by Bmac View Post
    I drink water when I’m thirsty. I drink beer because I enjoy it. Life is short.
    I agree. Tonight i had 1/2 cup of Cuvee mixed with 1/2 cup of rum on ice. My own reeses peanut butteresque leftover mixture. After that a cup of ice water. I don’t know if it’s good but I can feel it spiking my happy dopamine followed by a flood of forebrain gaba

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  • legobikes
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    I drink a glass of hot water in the morning, then about a liter of water while at work after lunch. I get thirsty mainly because I keep the office a toasty 72F. After that it's whenever. I don't force myself to drink. I have a very delayed thirst trigger; I'll hike for a couple of hours in Norcal 90 degree+ temperatures , and I won't really be thirsty until I get back home several hours later. But then I'll chug 3-4 glasses of water.

    Also, you Americans are crazy and should quit drinking ice water all the time - unless you're actually trying to shut down your bowels.

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